Weekend reading: Clarke, NCHC, USNTDP, Duluth, Minnesota

Former Tiger Noah Clarke, pictured, should be a star for the Belfast Giants of the British Elite Ice Hockey League.

The last sentence of the linked article is telling.  Apparently the team has a program that pays for his masters degree at a Belfast university. Very smart move for a veteran player preparing for life after the game.

He will be back in Germany this October representing Belfast, the British league champs, in the Continental Cup. He played only 18 games last season in the German league before an injury ended his year.

Chris Peters thinks UConn and Notre Dame are a huge boost for Hockey East and argues the National Collegiate Hockey Conference lost out in a chance for name recognition. This UND blogger talks about that and gets some reaction from NCHC fans.

Another USNTDP player skips out on Michigan and heads to the Canadian junior leagues.

It looks like former North Dakota standout Chay Genoway will get another shot with the Wild. He definitely deserves it.

Here are the Minnesota-Duluth players headed to NHL development camps. Here are the Gophers.

The UMass head coach search is heating up and the rumors are flying.


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4 Responses to Weekend reading: Clarke, NCHC, USNTDP, Duluth, Minnesota

  1. Pink Pony says:

    Frank Anzalone for the UMass head coach is this a joke?

    Do they really have a search committe?

    He might be good for 5 wins a season.

    • A lot of names are flying around so do not put too much weight into some of these reports. I think the BC assistant has to be the most attractive for obvious reasons.

  2. Joe thanks for the link. I still think it’s too early for some of the hockey pundits to call the NCHC lacking in name recognition when we haven’t even started the league yet.

    • Agreed. The league does not even have a logo yet. Let us see in 13 months.

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